Judge Profile

Cheree A. Buggs

Judicial Experience:

  • Judge, New York City Civil Court, Queens County, Elected, 2008 to 2017
  • Judge, New York City Family Court, Queens County, Appointed (by Chief Adminsitrative Judge Ann Pfau) , 2008 to 2008

Other Professional Experience:

  • 1991 to 2002, Law Office of Cheree A. Buggs, 2004 to 2007
  • Commissioner, 2000 to 2002, New York City Equal Employment Practices Commission, 2004 to 2007
  • Administrative Law Judge, New York City Environmental Control Board, 2005 to 2007
  • Administrative Law Judge, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2004 to 2007
  • Counsel to Committee on Aging, Oversight and Investigations, and the Subcommittee on Senior Centers, City Council of the City of New York, 2002 to 2004
  • Administrative Law Judge, 1991 to 2000; Senior Administrative Law Judge, New York City Department of Finance, Parking Violations Operations, 1995 to 2000
  • Attorney, New York City Human Resources Administration, 1988 to 1991
  • Attorney, Greater New York Mutual Insurance Company, 1987 to 1988

Education:

  • J.D., Temple University, 1986
  • B.A., New York University, 1983

Admission to the Bar:

  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2007
  • United States Supreme Court, 2000
  • NYS, Appellate Division, Second Department, 1987

Publications/Lectures:

  • Jormar Construction v. Tinawi, New York Law Journal, "Decisions of Interest", December 3, 2010; 911 N.Y.S.2d 803 (2010)
  • Hillside Manor Rehabilitation and Extended Care Center, LLC v. Jacqueline Barnes, New York Law Journal, "Decisions of Interest", June 10, 2010
  • Liberty Ashes Inc. v. The Health Nuts Inc., New York Law Journal, "Decisions of Interest", May 20, 2010; 27 Misc. 3d 1220(A)(2010)
  • Tulloch v. Hood, 27 Misc. 3d 1224 (A)(2010)
  • Bernard v. Stavrou, 26 Misc. 3d 1220 (A)(2010)
  • Sommerfield v Office of the Comptroller, New York Law Journal, "Decisions of Interest", December 23, 2009; 25 Misc. 3d 1240 (A)(2009)
  • Jerome v You, New York Law Journal, "Decisions of Interest", August 11, 2009; 24 Misc. 3d 1230 (A)(2009)
  • Corona Comprehensive v Global Liberty, New York Law Journal, "Decisions of Interest", July 10, 2009; 24 Misc. 3d 1212 (A)(2009)
  • Thomas v Holman, 23 Misc. 3d 1127 (A)(2009)

Professional Civic Activities/Honors/Awards:

  • Member, Queens County Bar Association, 1987 - present
  • Member, Board of Managers, 2002 - 2007
  • Vice Chair, Judicial Relations Committee, 2000 - present
  • Member, Judiciary Committee, 2000 - 2002
  • Member, Macon B. Allen Black Bar Association of Queens County, 1987 - present
  • Member, New York State Conference of Bar Leaders Executive Council, 2003 - 2007
  • Arbitrator, Civil Court of the City of New York, 1997 - 2007
  • Board Member, Jamaica Service Program for Older Adults, 1994 - 2002
  • Life Member, NAACP, Jamaica Branch
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